Sen. Jefferson “Jeff” Sessions

Senator from Alabama, Republican

Sessions, a Republican, has been a senator from Alabama since Jan 7, 1997 (next election in 2020).

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2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Sessions has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Sessions is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Jefferson “Jeff” Sessions sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Sessions sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (52%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (14%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Immigration (10%) Law (10%)

Recent Bills

Some of Sessions’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 1997 to Feb 2016, Sessions missed 126 of 6,095 roll call votes, which is 2.1%. This is on par with the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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